Lawrence Taylor, the greatest defensive player in American football history, owns a net worth of $200 Thousand. Lawrence Julius Taylor on the field off the field shortly named “L.T”. He is a former American footballer setting himself as a linebacker for his entire career team New York Giants.
In the 1981 NFL Draft, the Giants selected this once-in-a-generation talent as the second overall selection. Over his 13 years career with the Giants, this freak athlete totaled above 142 sacks, 1000 tackles, 33 forced fumbles, and 9 interceptions.
During his rookie session, Taylor won the AP NFL Defensive Player of the year. For his genuine talent, the Giants enrolled him as the highest-paid defensive player in the 1990 NFL draft.
Lawrence Taylor is further known as an Actor playing role in the film “The Water Boy”, “Any Given Sunday”, “In Hell”. He gave his voice in popular video games like “Vice City” & “The League”.
Black days fall upon him when he failed two drug tests in his football career. He put himself in a dark room to avoid drugs. But he couldn’t get rid of it. Later on, he was arrested for attempting to buy cocaine.
Lawrence Taylor: At a Glance
|Net Worth||$200 Thousand|
|Date of Birth||February 4, 1959|
|Birth Place||Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.905m)|
|Weight||108 kg (238 lb)|
|Children||3; (Brandon, Erielle, Lawrence Jr.)|
|Profession||American football player, Actor, Sports Commentator.|
Lawrence Taylor is the maiden among 3 siblings of Irish Taylor born on February 4, 1959. He was born in the historical city of Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.
Taylor went to the University of North Carolina situated at Chapel Hill where he was the team captain. During his session at this team, he made several records as a linebacker which influenced him highly in his professional career. Lawrence Taylor gathered 16 sacks in the final season of his campus team.
After a successful session at North Carolina, Lawrence amused the selector of the New York Giants. Through the 1981 NFL draft, Taylor started his football career as a linebacker for the Giants.
During his 13 years linebacker football career, he helped the Giants to win Super Bowl XXI (1986) & XXV (1990) announcing him the greatest defensive player in American history.
Talk about his acting career, he played a vital role in the HBO series “The Sopranos” and the aforementioned films. He is a voice actor as well. Being a video game lover, you must hear the names of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City & Blitz: The league. Taylor lent his voice to these video games.
Besides his acting career, Taylor further attended the TNT Sunday Night Football as a football analyst.
Though Taylor earned a total of $50 million from his successful professional career, the worth was plummeted due to financial mishaps as well as drug & alcohol abuse.
Lawrence Taylor retired after his 1993 session due to injury phenomena and his association with drug & alcohol. He was failed in his second drug test and later was arrested.
Lawrence Taylor ranked himself as #3 on the 100 greatest NFL players of all time following Tom Brady and Jerry Rice. Taylor is the greatest defensive player in American history.
Lawrence Taylor marked him #1 greatest linebackers in the list of 25 Greatest Linebackers of NFL history. Ray Lewis, Dick Butkus is marked #2 & #3 respectively.